Strong Families

Strong Families

We support all families to thrive–young, immigrant, queer, single, immigrant deserve the love, support and resources they need. Visit us at http://strongfamiliesmovement.org.


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Strong Families
Strong Families
Aimee Santos-Lyons
Aimee Santos-Lyons

Commentary Family

Motherhood: An Exercise in Fear Management and a Vision for Courage

What if all the grassroots groups who work with the families who are consistently pushed to the margins and thrown under the bus talked about their causes as if they were all connected? What if we worked as if we were facing the same stigma and hate? What if I, in my parenting, felt connected to immigrant mamas fighting to reclaim their community? What if I, in my resistance, understood deeply my relationship to mothers who lose their children to juvenile justice, foster care systems, and/or incarceration?

Strong Families
Strong Families
Shantae Johnson
Shantae Johnson

Commentary Race

Stay Out of My Bedroom: Women of Color Have the Right to Decide If and When to Parent

If you happen to be a woman of color, you simply don’t have any business that is your own, as far as society is concerned. The Jezebel and Welfare Queen stereotypes shape the responses you receive from others when you have a belly full of baby. So, the next time someone asks me how many more babies I’m going to have, I will have to respond with a “Girllllll, stay out my bedroom.”

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